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Metal 101- The Death Metaller

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By LusoSkav   |   
Published: September 19, 2010
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So, after a few years passing, and many, many metal shows attended, i couldn't help but to notice the diferent archetypes and demographics in the metalhead culture that i kept coming across.
And since i never saw any kind of descriptive charts that accurately portrayed the metal subculture i so dearly know and love, i decided to do it myself!

So, based on people that i know, people that i merely saw, often or not that often, and on blunt personal experience, i began scribbling out a few, and constructed many more in my mind, which is to say, that there will be quite a few before i'm done.

Also remember this is not meant to offend. It's all harmless satire, more often than not :)

So yes. Hope you enjoy Luso's Handy Guide to Metalheads

and DA is retarded and won't let me post the full title

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I'm a mix of this and the Nu Metal kid. I can't pig squeal, but I can do low gutturals on command. I don't usually listen to brutal death metal, but when I do it's either Pig Destroyer or Flesh Consumed.
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"Can probably pig-squeal on command"


HAHA! That was my favorite line.  
But I'm curious...why a pig squeal and not a demonic roar? =p there a stereotype for a more nerdy (more so than the Power Metaller), furry metal head, or even a more generic metal critic?
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I think this describes my dad almost perfectly. 
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Haha, it's basically Ben from DP. This kind of guy can definitely hook you up with everything the streets have to offer, no exception, and from my personal experience he might also be into old school rap music.
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haha sounds about right
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I like the skater shoes and black shirt awesome work you put in that metalhead there \m/
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"But probably secretly listens to a couple of bands, calling them 'Melodic Brutal Death' or something of the sort"

Is that an insult against The Black Dahlia Murder? XD
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Not really, tbdm is actually one of my favorite bands
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Just so happens that some people like to call' em "deathcore"
I actually like them a lot, too.
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yeah i'm aware, but those people really don't know what they're talking about
essentially tbdm is what deathcore wishes it was. minus the breakdowns i guess
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I would definitely say I evolved from nu metal kid ( korn obsessed) to this (deathsin and thrash) yes I do wear camo shorts and skater shoes. but I would argue that since I bench about 400 lbs I do not fit into out of shape. also I have short hair
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sounds like max cavalera
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needs more dreads
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yeah like five inch wide dreads
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your art has spread all over the world, even in my country China... we  really like your work, thank you! \m/
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that's a pretty heartwarming thing to hear :) thank you so much! :beer:
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you're welcome... greetings from china \m/
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This is probably the most accurate description of myself, compared to the rest anyway. I would like to see another mainstream variant. The ones who claim Bullet for my Valentine and Five Finger Death Cunt... Err, I mean Punch, are legit metal bands. The ones who give Groove Metal a bad name lol. Sorry, I'm kind of a hater. My bad guys lol.
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Aside from the drinking/smoking, this guy kinda looks like me...a few years from now. Note that I mostly listen to Nu-Metal, though I think Cannibal Corpse is some good scary music.
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Cannibal Corpse I wouldn't say are quite heavy enough to be -Brutal- death metal, try something like Flesh Consumed, Mortician, or Katalepsy
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...We dont ALL wear camo.
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I swear, this is me. haha! Also, the folk metaller though; both match me perfectly! 
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I used to be able to pig-squeal on command until I got a terrible asthma attack and acute bronchitis and kept coughing for a few weeks. Then, when I thought I was better, I decided to jam along to a few songs. Then I discovered that I messed up my vocal cords because of coughing excessively. I can't even do any extreme vocal technique now.
Tragedy. I could have been this guy. (Except for the beer/smoke part and the long hair)
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